For our second year in a row Mi Casa No Es Su Casa: Illumination against Gentrification decided to launch it's art protest with a public illumination action on Wyckoff avenue. Teaming up with the Illuminator Mi Casa organized a People's Pad where we invited Bushwick locals, tenants, and advocates fighting the struggle against displacement from all over Brooklyn to share their thoughts, words of solidarity.
Later on that night we also intervened on the art washing of our neighborhood by projecting an X over the image of a colonizer co-opting our Brooklyn identity.
Mi Casa is a growing collective of native New Yorker artists & activists, (based out of the Mayday Space in Bushwick, initially in collaboration with NYC Light Brigade) that came together to build signs that shed light on the struggles of those most vulnerable to the gentrification, displacement, discrimination and harassment plaguing our communities in Brooklyn, NYC and beyond.
The project's signs have been installed in homes and local small businesses in increasingly gentrified areas across NYC, including Bushwick, Crown Heights, Flatbush, Corona, Jackson Heights, The South Bronx, Chinatown, Harlem, Inwood, Portchester and New Jersey.
We are starting to prepare for this years series of interventions and signs, if you'd like to be involved, donate or follow visit our facebook page and leave us a message!